Meaning of “undertone” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “undertone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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undertonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈʌn·dərˌtoʊn/

undertone noun [ C ] (CHARACTERISTIC)

a quality of something that you realize exists although it is not expressed directly:

His remarks carried an undertone of anger.

undertone noun [ C ] (LOW VOICE)

a low voice:

José muttered something to me in an undertone.

(Definition of “undertone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)